Suunto M-3 Navigation Compasses are ideal for precision and accurate navigation. The M3 Compass by Suunto is reliable for various weather conditions. This Suunto compass has serrated bezel rings that allows for easy turns in cold weather. Suunto compass is also great for navigating in conditions of poor visibility. M three navigation compass has a base plate with an anti-slip rubber pads and rounded edges.
In addition to the Suunto M3 Navigation Compasses SS004307001, we carry a full line of Suunto Compasses as well as other product offerings from Suunto. We also carry a full line of Suunto Watches to help meet your fitness training and navigation needs. For more brand name Compasses, please visit our compass store section.
The vertical intensity and direction of the earth's magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position. Previously, the globe was divided into five different balance zones in which specific compasses functioned. However, as people travel more and more, the need for a compass with a greater geographical range has increased. Thanks to Suunto's 'Two Zone System' there are only two balance zones to consider in compass use - the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere, and vice-versa.
Suunto also makes globally balanced compasses, which can be used accurately all over the world.